Femi Mimiko, Ph.D., "is a Professor of International Relations and Comparative Political Economy at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. He taught for the Spring Semester of 2004, at the Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, USA, as a Fulbright Scholar. He was at different times SSRC-MacArthur Visiting Scholar to the Thomas Watson Jr., Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, and Korean Foundation Visiting Fellow to The Academy of Korean Studies, Seoul, South Korea. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Dr. Mimiko is the author of The Global Village, The Korean Economic Phenomenon, Crises and Contradictions in Nigeria’s Democratization Program, 1986- 1993 and numerous journal and book articles; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Policy Initiatives; and Convener, African Research Initiative. A recipient of the United States Army Commander’s Public Service Award, 2004, Professor Mimiko is currently coordinating a research project on Democratization in Nigeria."